Apple Released iOS 14.5 – Unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch

Apple just released iOS 14.5 that allows you to unlock your iPhone with your Apple Watch when you are wearing a mask. You can only use this feature while wearing a mask. It can not be used for authenticating Apple Store purchases or Apple Pay. You will need to take off your mask for those features.

Other notable features of iOS 14.5 include:

AirTag and Find My

  • Support for AirTag to keep track of and find your important items like your keys, wallet, backpack and more, privately and securely in the Find My app
  • Precision Finding uses visual, audible, and haptic feedback to guide you directly to your nearby AirTag using Ultra Wideband provided by the U1 chip on iPhone 11 and ?iPhone 12? models
  • AirTag can be located by playing a sound via the built-in speaker
  • The ?Find My? network with hundreds of millions of devices can help you find your AirTag, even when it isn’t nearby
  • Lost Mode notifies you when your AirTag is found, and you can enter a phone number where you can be contacted

Emoji

  • Support for separate skin tones for each individual in all variations of the couple kissing emoji and couple with heart emoji
  • New face emojis, heart emojis, woman with a beard emoji

Siri

  • ?Siri? now includes more diverse voice options
  • Incoming calls can be announced with ?Siri?, including who is calling, when you’re wearing your ?AirPods? or compatible Beats headphones, and you can answer hands-free
  • Group FaceTime calls are supported by asking ?Siri? to ?FaceTime? a list of contacts or a group name from Messages
  • Emergency contacts can be called by asking ?Siri?

Privacy

  • App Tracking Transparency lets you control which apps are allowed to track your activity across other companies’ apps and websites for ads or sharing with data brokers

Apple Music

  • Share your favorite lyrics using Messages, Facebook, and Instagram Stories, and subscribers can play the snippet in Messages without leaving the conversation
  • City charts showcase what’s popular in over 100 cities from all over the world

Podcasts

  • Podcasts Show Pages are redesigned to make it easier to start listening
  • Option to save and download episodes, automatically adding them to your Library for quick access
  • Download behavior and notification settings can be customized on a show-by-show basis
  • Top Charts and popular categories in Search help you discover new shows

5G improvements

  • Dual SIM support enables 5G connectivity on the line that’s using cellular data on ?iPhone 12? models
  • Smart Data Mode improvements further optimize your experience on 5G networks for better battery life and data usage on ?iPhone 12? models
  • 5G international roaming enabled on supported carriers on ?iPhone 12? models

News

  • Redesigned News+ tab enables Apple News+ subscribers to quickly find, download, and manage magazine and newspaper issues
  • All-new Search experience that helps you find relevant topics, channels, and stories

Maps

  • Accidents, hazards, or speed checks along your route can be reported by telling ?Siri? on your ?iPhone? or on CarPlay
  • Estimated time of arrival (ETA) can be shared when cycling or walking, in addition to driving, by asking ?Siri? or tapping on the route card at the bottom of the screen, then tapping Share ETA

Reminders

  • Ability to sort reminders by Title, Priority, Due Date, or Creation date
  • Option to print your reminder lists

Translate

  • Translation playback speed can be adjusted by long pressing the play button

Gaming

  • Xbox Series X S Wireless Controller or Sony PS5 DualSenseTM Wireless Controller support
    Fitness+
  • Ability to stream audio and video content from Apple Fitness+ workouts to ?AirPlay? 2-enabled TVs and devices

CarPlay

  • ETA in ?Apple Maps? can be easily shared while driving with new ?Siri? or keyboard controls in ?CarPlay?

This release also fixes the following issues:

  • Messages at the bottom of the thread may be hidden by the keyboard under certain circumstances
  • Deleted messages may still appear in Spotlight search
  • Messages may persistently fail to send texts in some threads
  • Mail would not load new emails for some users until restarting the device
  • Call blocking and identification section may not appear in Phone settings
  • iCloud Tabs may not appear in Safari
  • ?iCloud? Keychain could be prevented from turning off
  • Reminders created via ?Siri? may be unintentionally set for early morning hours
  • Battery health reporting system will recalibrate maximum battery capacity and peak performance capability on ?iPhone 11? models to address inaccurate estimates of battery health reporting for some users (https://support.apple.com/HT212247)
  • Optimization to reduce the appearance of a dim glow that may appear at reduced brightness levels with black backgrounds on ?iPhone 12? models
  • ?AirPods? audio routing to incorrect device for Automatic Switching
  • ?AirPods? Automatic Switching notifications might be missing or duplicated
    For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Here are the download links for iOS 14.5:

  • iOS 8.4.6 (Build 12H923) for:
  • iOS 14.5 (Build 18L204) for:
  • iOS 14.5 (Build 18L203) for:
    • AudioAccessory5,1 (AudioAccessory5,1) — Download
  • iOS 14.5 (Build 18E199) for:
    • iPad mini 4 (Wi-Fi) (iPad5,1) — Download
    • iPad mini 4 (Cellular) (iPad5,2) — Download
    • iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) (iPad5,3) — Download
    • iPad Air 2 (Cellular) (iPad5,4) — Download
    • iPad Pro (9.7”, Wi-Fi) (iPad6,3) — Download
    • iPad Pro (9.7”, Cellular) (iPad6,4) — Download
    • iPad Pro (Wi-Fi) (iPad6,7) — Download
    • iPad Pro (Cellular) (iPad6,8) — Download
    • iPad 5 (Wi-Fi) (iPad6,11) — Download
    • iPad 5 (Cellular) (iPad6,12) — Download
    • iPad Pro 2 (12.9”, Wi-Fi) (iPad7,1) — Download
    • iPad Pro 2 (12.9”, Cellular) (iPad7,2) — Download
    • iPad Pro (10.5”, Wi-Fi) (iPad7,3) — Download
    • iPad Pro (10.5”, Cellular) (iPad7,4) — Download
    • iPad 6 (Wi-Fi) (iPad7,5) — Download
    • iPad 6 (Cellular) (iPad7,6) — Download
    • iPad 7 (Wi-Fi) (iPad7,11) — Download
    • iPad 7 (Cellular) (iPad7,12) — Download
    • iPad Pro 3 (11”, Wi-Fi) (iPad8,1) — Download
    • iPad Pro 3 (11”, Wi-Fi, 1 TB) (iPad8,2) — Download
    • iPad Pro 3 (11”, Cellular) (iPad8,3) — Download
    • iPad Pro 3 (11”, Cellular, 1 TB) (iPad8,4) — Download
    • iPad Pro 3 (12.9”, Wi-Fi) (iPad8,5) — Download
    • iPad Pro 3 (12.9”, Wi-Fi, 1 TB) (iPad8,6) — Download
    • iPad Pro 3 (12.9”, Cellular) (iPad8,7) — Download
    • iPad Pro 3 (12.9”, Cellular, 1 TB) (iPad8,8) — Download
    • iPad8,9 (iPad8,9) — Download
    • iPad8,10 (iPad8,10) — Download
    • iPad8,11 (iPad8,11) — Download
    • iPad8,12 (iPad8,12) — Download
    • iPad mini 5 (Wi-Fi) (iPad11,1) — Download
    • iPad mini 5 (Cellular) (iPad11,2) — Download
    • iPad Air 3 (Wi-Fi) (iPad11,3) — Download
    • iPad Air 3 (Cellular) (iPad11,4) — Download
    • iPad11,6 (iPad11,6) — Download
    • iPad11,7 (iPad11,7) — Download
    • iPad13,1 (iPad13,1) — Download
    • iPad13,2 (iPad13,2) — Download
    • iPad13,4 (iPad13,4) — Download
    • iPad13,5 (iPad13,5) — Download
    • iPad13,6 (iPad13,6) — Download
    • iPad13,7 (iPad13,7) — Download
    • iPad13,8 (iPad13,8) — Download
    • iPad13,9 (iPad13,9) — Download
    • iPad13,10 (iPad13,10) — Download
    • iPad13,11 (iPad13,11) — Download
    • iPhone 6s (iPhone8,1) — Download
    • iPhone 6s Plus (iPhone8,2) — Download
    • iPhone SE (iPhone8,4) — Download
    • iPhone 7 (CDMA/GSM/LTE) (iPhone9,1) — Download
    • iPhone 7 Plus (CDMA/GSM/LTE) (iPhone9,2) — Download
    • iPhone 7 (GSM/LTE) (iPhone9,3) — Download
    • iPhone 7 Plus (GSM/LTE) (iPhone9,4) — Download
    • iPhone 8 (CDMA/GSM/LTE) (iPhone10,1) — Download
    • iPhone 8 Plus (CDMA/GSM/LTE) (iPhone10,2) — Download
    • iPhone X (CDMA/GSM/LTE) (iPhone10,3) — Download
    • iPhone 8 (GSM/LTE) (iPhone10,4) — Download
    • iPhone 8 Plus (GSM/LTE) (iPhone10,5) — Download
    • iPhone X (GSM/LTE) (iPhone10,6) — Download
    • iPhone XS (iPhone11,2) — Download
    • iPhone XS Max (iPhone11,4) — Download
    • iPhone XS Max (China) (iPhone11,6) — Download
    • iPhone XR (iPhone11,8) — Download
    • iPhone 11 (iPhone12,1) — Download
    • iPhone 11 Pro (iPhone12,3) — Download
    • iPhone 11 Pro Max (iPhone12,5) — Download
    • iPhone12,8 (iPhone12,8) — Download
    • iPhone13,1 (iPhone13,1) — Download
    • iPhone13,2 (iPhone13,2) — Download
    • iPhone13,3 (iPhone13,3) — Download
    • iPhone13,4 (iPhone13,4) — Download
    • iPod touch 7G (iPod9,1) — Download

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